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April 2011

Provosts’ Forum 2011

April 26, 2011 - April 27, 2011

1st Provosts Forum Hosted by: National University of Singapore Date: April 26-27, 2011 Program List of Participants

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March 2013

Asia-Pacific Women in Leadership (APWiL) Planning Meeting and Workshop 2013

March 6, 2013

The University of Tokyo organized the APRU Asia-Pacific Women in Leadership (APWiL) Planning Meeting and Wokrshop on 6 March 2013 prior to APRU’s Senior Staff Meeting (SSM) in Tokyo, Japan. Discussions at the meeting included shaping a development plan for the APWiL program as well a dialogue on various leadership challenges faced by women in higher education.  Meeting participants agreed…

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October 2013

APRU Global Health Program Workshop 2013

October 29, 2013 - November 1, 2013

              Participants attended the 2013 APRU Global Health Workshop at Zhejiang University from October 29 to November 1. For more information about the workshop, please see http://apruglobalhealth.org.

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July 2014

Asia-Pacific Women in Leadership (APWiL) Workshop 2014

July 1, 2014 - July 2, 2014

Kyoto University hosted APRU’s Asia-Pacific Women in Leadership (APWiL) Special Workshop on 1 and 2 July at the Kyoto University Tokyo Office. A total of 50 participants comprising faculty, researchers and administrators attended the 2-day workshop. Participants were welcomed by APWiL Program Chair and Executive Vice President, Dr Masako Egawa of the University of Tokyo. Professor Yasuko Takezawa of Kyoto…

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2nd APRU-IRIDeS Multi-Hazards Summer School: towards the UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction

July 22, 2014 - July 25, 2014

              The International Research Institute of Disaster Science (IRIDeS) at Tohoku University was hosting the 2nd APRU-IRIDeS Multi-Hazards Summer School in Sendai from 22 to 25 July 2014. The summer school was titled: “Prepare for high-impact disasters: towards the UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction”. The next UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (UNWCDRRR) will be held in Sendai…

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September 2014

5th APRU Research Symposium on Ageing in Asia-Pacific: “Ageing populations affects every person from newborns to centenarians”

September 14, 2014 - September 17, 2014
University of Southern California (USC) California, CA United States + Google Map

  Renowned Ageing Researchers in the Asia-Pacific region met at University of Southern California (USC) Davis School of Gerontology from 14-17 September 2014 to discuss the rapid demographic changes and its impact among the Pacific Rim economies. USC’s Provost and Vice-President Academic Affairs Elizabeth Garrett welcomed all participants in Los Angeles and stressed that ageing populations and its impact is of concern…

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APRU Global Health Program Workshop 2014

September 24, 2014 - September 27, 2014

                  The APRU Global Health Program’s 9th Annual Workshop was held in Taipei from September 24-27, 2014. It was a resounding success, with more than 240 participants from 18 countries and 17 disciplines. National Taiwan University (NTU) did a wonderful job of hosting and making everyone feel welcome. The Keynote Speaker was Dr. Alistair Woodward from the University of…

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November 2014

University of Chile presented the South American Perspective on Disaster Science and Management

November 1, 2014 - November 30, 2014
University of Chile Chile + Google Map

                The University of Chile hosted the 10th APRU Research Symposium on Multi-Hazards in November 2014. In its ten years of existence, the APRU Research Symposium on Multi-Hazards was focusing for the first time on South America. In his keynote speech Prof. Oscar A. Ishizawa, Disaster Risk Management Specialist at World Bank emphasized that collaboration and knowledge action…

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Provosts’ Forum 2014

November 3, 2014 - November 5, 2014

                      Objectives and themes The Provosts’ Forum 2014 brought together thirty-two APRU provosts, vice-presidents, deputy vice-chancellors or chief academic officers to examine key issues facing research universities.  In particular, the focus was on: Benchmarking research universities Increasing research impact through international collaboration Policy and practice in commercialization and intellectual property…

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March 2015

Asia-Pacific Women in Leadership (APWiL) Workshop 2015

March 9, 2015 - March 11, 2015

              Sixteen member universities convened to discuss issues on gender gap at the APRU Asia-Pacific Women and Leadership (APWiL) Workshop 2015 from 9 to 11 March. The international workshop was hosted by the University of Auckland in New Zealand and supported by Elsevier. The host university welcomed participants at the university's cultural heritage landmark,…

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July 2015

APRU x IRIDeS Multi-Hazards Summer School 2015

July 21, 2015 - July 24, 2015

                    The Report of the APRU-IRIDeS Multi-Hazards Summer School 2015 is now available on our website.  Have a look on what the very active and imaginative class of 2015 has discussed.  Please download it from the link below. Download attachments: MH_2015_summer_school.pdf

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August 2015

1st APRU Internet Economy Summer Seminar

August 24, 2015 - August 29, 2015

The first annual Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU) Internet Economy Summer Seminar was hosted by the Keio University International Center for the Internet & Society (KICIS) at Keio University’s Mita Campus in downtown Tokyo August 24 – 29. The program was funded by a generous grant from The Sasakawa Peace Foundation and was led by a faculty of academic Internet policy experts drawn from…

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September 2015

2015 APRU Ageing in the Asia-Pacific Research Symposium

September 27, 2015 - September 29, 2015
University of New South Wales (UNSW) Sydney, 2052 Australia + Google Map

          Click here to view photos from the program. Click here to view presentations and papers.   UNSW Australia hosted the 2015 APRU Ageing in the Asia-Pacific Research Symposium from 27-29 September in Sydney, Australia. The sixth in APRU’s series of gerontology and ageing research symposiums, the event included 3 eminent keynote speakers: Philip O’Keefe, Lead Economist for Social Protection and Labour, East…

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October 2015

11th APRU Multi-Hazards Symposium, University of the Philippines

October 7, 2015 - October 9, 2015
University of the Philippines Manila, Philippines + Google Map

More than 100 international and local participants from various disciplinary fields convene at the 11th APRU Research Symposium on Multi-Hazards around the Pacific Rim held at the University of the Philippines main campus in Diliman, Quezon City from 7 to 9 October 2015.

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APRU Global Health Program Workshop 2015

October 30, 2015 - November 1, 2015
Osaka University Japan + Google Map

                  The 2015 Global Health Program Workshop for the Association of Pacific Rim Universities took place at Osaka University in Japan Oct. 30 – Nov. 1, 2015.  The next workshop will take place in Sydney, Australia, hosted by the University of New South Wales Sept. 28-30, 2016.

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November 2015

Vice Presidents for Research Meeting 2015

November 18, 2015 - November 20, 2015

The inaugural Vice Presidents for Research Meeting will be hosted by UNSW Australia from November 18 to 20, 2015.  The meeting provides the opportunity for participants to discuss common challenges and share solutions. Leading international speakers will resource the meeting discussions and topics expected to be covered include open access data, research integrity, defence trade controls, intellectual property, global rankings…

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January 2016

APWiL Policy Round Table on Gender Equity

January 26, 2016 - January 28, 2016

    Host: University of Hong Kong (co-organised by the University of Auckland and APRU) 26 - 28 April 2016 Senior university leaders, faculty, researchers and administrators from 19 APRU universities and invited institutions convened at the APRU Asia-Pacific Women in Leadership (APWiL) Policy Round Table on Gender Equity. The Round Table meeting was hosted by the University of Hong…

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March 2016

12th APRU Research Symposium on Multi-Hazards around the Pacific Rim

March 7, 2016 - March 8, 2016
Kyoto University Japan + Google Map

The Role of Science and Technology in the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction Event Report The 12th Multi-Hazards Symposium 2016, held at Kyoto University on 7th and 8th March, focused specifically on the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (SFDRR), and aimed to discuss how science and technology advancement in combination with social science can strengthen the disaster risk…

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Provosts’ Forum 2016

March 23, 2016 - March 25, 2016

The 3rd APRU Provosts’ Forum was hosted by the University of Washington on March 23 to 25, 2016 in Seattle, Washington. Themed “Innovations in Teaching and Learning”, the 2016 Forum highlighted and demonstrated innovation in teaching and learning - examining research, sharing best practices and engaging with new tools. Download attachments: APRU_Provosts_Forum_2016_Session_Summaries.pdf Report_on_APRU_3rd_Provost_Forum.pdf

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April 2016

2016 APRU Digital Economy Business Offsite Conference Report

April 11, 2016 - April 12, 2016

Delegates of the 2nd APRU Digital Economy Business Offsite Meeting                         2016 APRU Digital Economy Business Offsite Report The 2nd APRU Digital Economy Business Offsite took place on April 11 – 12 2016 at the International House of Japan in downtown Tokyo. The event was attended by over 50…

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July 2016

4th Multi-Hazards Summer School Report

July 19, 2016 - July 22, 2016

                  The 4th APRU-IRIDeS Multi-Hazards Summer School, organised by the APRU Multi-Hazards Program and hosted by the International Research Institute of Disaster Science (IRIDeS) at Tohoku University was held in Sendai from 19 to 22 July 2016.               This year’s summer school was titled: “Handing down…

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APRU Population Ageing Hub Workshop on Population Ageing and the Chinese Economy

July 21, 2016 - July 22, 2016
University of New South Wales (UNSW) Sydney, 2052 Australia + Google Map

          Annual Workshop on Population Ageing and the Chinese Economy Event Report The second Annual Workshop on Population Ageing and the Chinese Economy, hosted jointly by the APRU Population Ageing Research Hub and the Australian-China Population Ageing Research Hub (both located in the ARC Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research (CEPAR) at the University of New South…

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August 2016

2nd APRU Summer Seminar on the Digital Economy

August 21, 2016 - August 26, 2016

            The 2nd APRU Digital Economy Summer Seminar hosted by Keio University in partnership with APIDE (the Asia Pacific Institute for the Digital Economy) took place this year in downtown Tokyo and Nagano Prefecture from 21st - 26th August 2016.              The Seminar was attended by 16 APRU Digital Economy Summer Seminar…

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September 2016

APRU Global Health Program Workshop 2016

September 28, 2016 - October 1, 2016

The 10th annual APRU Global Health conference was hosted by the UNSW Australia in Sydney from Sept 28 – Oct 1, 2016. Close to 200 senior researchers, practitioners, early career researchers and students representing 17 economies and 10 different disciplines participated in the conference. Participants and delegates were welcomed by Professor Ian Jacobs, UNSW Australia’s President and Vice-Chancellor, Dr Christopher Tremewan, APRU…

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October 2016

3rd APRU University Museums Research Symposium 2016

October 5, 2016 @ 8:00 am - October 7, 2016 @ 5:00 pm

                  Over 60 faculty members, researchers, administrators and students from APRU universities and invited institutions across the Asia Pacific came together at the 3rd APRU University Museums Research Symposium, hosted by The University of Hong Kong (HKU). Participants and speakers were warmly welcomed by HKU President and Vice-Chancellor Professor Peter Mathieson, Deputy…

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November 2016

The 7th APRU Research Symposium on Ageing in the Asia-Pacific

November 7, 2016 - November 8, 2016
Peking University China + Google Map

            The 7th APRU Research Symposium on Ageing in the Asia-Pacific November 6-8, 2016, Peking University, Beijing, China   The 7th APRU Population Ageing Symposium with the theme “Ageing Innovation and Sustainable Development” was held at Peking University (PKU) on 7- 8 November, 2016. Close to 100 delegates from more than 10 member economies attended featured…

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Vice Presidents for Research Meeting 2016

November 9, 2016 - November 10, 2016

                  Enhancing Asia-Pacific Research Collaboration to Solve Global Challenges  Around 30 Vice-Presidents for Research, research leaders and administrators from  APEC economies gathered on the campus of Tecnológico de Monterrey from 9 to 10 November 2016 for the 2nd APRU Vice Presidents for Research Meeting. The two-day meeting addressed the common challenges facing…

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Asia-Pacific Women in Leadership (APWiL) Workshop 2016

November 22, 2016 - November 23, 2016

            Making Numbers Matter: Sustaining the Next Generation of Women Academic Leaders On 22 and 23 November, over 20 senior administrators, faculty members, leaders in gender policy development and postgraduate students from APRU universities participated in the Asia-Pacific Women in Leadership (APWiL) 2016 Workshop hosted by the University of the Philippines (UP) in Cebu. This…

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May 2017

Vice Presidents for Research Meeting 2017

May 19, 2017 - May 22, 2017

Date: May 19-22, 2017 Host: Nanjing University, China The third annual APRU Vice Presidents for Research Meeting was convened held in the historic city of Nanjing. Themed “Enhancing the Role of Universities in Fueling Innovation and Entrepreneurship”, the 3-day meeting was attended by over 40 research leaders and senior administrators from APRU universities and other higher education institutions including The…

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3rd APRU Digital Economy Business Offsite Report

May 25, 2017 - May 26, 2017

            The 2017 APRU Digital Economy Business Offsite was the third in a series of programs launched in 2015 under the leadership of Keio University and the Asia Pacific Institute for the Digital Economy (APIDE). The Offsite took place at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California, from 25-26 May, 2017 with the cooperation of Stanford’s…

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June 2017

21st APRU Annual Presidents’ Meeting and Presidential Retreat – The Future of the Pacific and its Societies

June 25, 2017 - June 27, 2017
UNSW Sydney Australia

Presidents and speakers at the Meeting Click here to view APM photos. Click here to view program, list of participants and presentations. Click here to view APRU video. Click here to view transcript of the Rt. Hon. Helen Clark's keynote address. The Future of the Pacific and its Societies was the focus of the annual meeting of the presidents of the Association of Pacific Rim Universities at UNSW Sydney,…

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Annual Presidents’ Meeting 2017

June 25, 2017 - June 27, 2017
UNSW Sydney Australia + Google Map

  June 25, 2017 @ 8:00 am - June 27, 2017 @ 5:00 pm 21st APRU Annual Presidents’ Meeting and Presidential Retreat – The Future of the Pacific and its Societies Click here to view APM photos. Click here to view program, list of participants and presentations. Click here to view APRU video. Click here to view transcript of the Rt. Hon. Helen Clark’s keynote address. The Future…

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July 2017

Annual Workshop on Population Aging and the Chinese Economy

July 11, 2017 - July 12, 2017
University of New South Wales (UNSW) Sydney, 2052 Australia + Google Map

        Annual Workshop on Population Aging and the Chinese Economy Australia-China Population Aging Research Hub in collaboration with the APRU Population Aging Research Hub   The 3rd Annual Workshop on Population Aging and the Chinese Economy, hosted jointly by the APRU Population Aging Research Hub and the Australian-China Population Ageing Research Hub (both located in the ARC Centre of Excellence in…

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APRU-IRIDeS Multi-Hazards Summer School 2017 addressed burning issues around the ring of fire

July 18, 2017 - July 21, 2017

              Tohoku University hosted the 2017 APRU-IRIDeS Multi-Hazards Summer School in July. The event drew lessons from the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami, and provided a platform for participants to discuss various disaster risk reduction (DRR) projects that have since been implemented.           "I think disaster mitigation is…

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2017 GNSS Tsunami Early Warning System Workshop

July 25, 2017 - July 27, 2017
Sendai Japan + Google Map

            The Global Navigation Satellite System Tsunami Early Warning System (GNSS-TEWS) workshop was held in July 25-27, 2017 at Sendai. The past decade has witnessed a terrible loss of life related to large earthquakes and resultant tsunamis in the Indo-Pacific region. New and experimental algorithms based on GNSS data and science now exist to rapidly determine the…

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August 2017

13th APRU Multi-Hazards Symposium 2017

August 28, 2017 - August 29, 2017
Peking University China

            The 13th APRU Multi-Hazards Research Symposium, entitled ”Innovation and Management of Disaster Risk Reduction,” was held at Peking University on August 28–29th, 2017. The symposium was hosted and organized by the Institute of Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems (IRSGIS), School of Earth and Space Sciences and co-chaired by Prof. Yu Liu and Prof.…

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September 2017

2017 APRU Sustainable Cities and Landscapes Conference

September 15, 2017 @ 12:00 am - September 17, 2017 @ 12:00 am
University of Oregon, 1585 E 13th Ave. Eugene
Eugene, OR OR 97403 United States

                The inaugural APRU Sustainable Cities and Landscapes (SCL) Conference was hosted by the University of Oregon (UO) at White Stag Building in Portland, Oregon, from September 15-17, 2017. The purpose of this conference, aligning with the goals of APRU SCL, was to provide opportunities for experts from different regions, cultures, and disciplines…

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October 2017

The 8th APRU Population Aging Conference

October 11, 2017 - October 13, 2017
Duke-NUS Medical School, 8 College Road
Singapore, 169857 Singapore
+ Google Map

              The 8th APRU Population Aging Conference, Aging and Resilience in the 21st Century, took place on October 11-13, 2017 and was hosted by the Centre for Aging Research & Education at Duke NUS. Over 200 speakers, guest and delegates came together at the Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel in Singapore with a focus on defining,…

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APRU Global Health Conference 2017

October 16, 2017 - October 19, 2017

              The 11th Global Health Conference, took place October 16-19, 2017, hosted by the University of the Philippines, in Manila. This year’s theme was “Cancer & Environmental Exposure,” with a large proportion of the Pacific Rim’s cancer burden related to indoor and outdoor air pollution, and occupational exposures. Dr. Curtis Harris, from the U.S. National…

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November 2017

Asia-Pacific Women in Leadership (APWiL) Workshop 2017

November 1, 2017 - November 3, 2017
The University of Sydney Australia + Google Map

The Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU) and University of Sydney co-hosted the 2017 Asia-Pacific Women in Leadership workshop on 1 - 3 November.

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APEC University Leaders’ Forum 2017

November 8, 2017

APEC University Leaders Forum Resources: - Forum Report - Universities Can Help Overcome Economic Nationalism, University World News, Yojana Sharma, November 23, 2017 - Universities of the AsiaPacific Prepare to Lead inFourth Industrial Revolution, November 8, 2017 - APEC Education Action Plan - APEC Project DARE The inaugural APEC University Leaders' Forum brought university Presidents to join business leaders and policymakers to tackle critical skills shortage in Data Science & Analytics (DSA) and support…

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APRU Aging in the Asia-Pacific Workshop 2017 for Junior Gerontologists

November 9, 2017 - November 11, 2017

The APRU Aging in the Asia-Pacific Workshop 2017 for Junior Gerontologists Action Research for Age-Friendly Community was held on November 9-11, 2017 at The University of Tokyo.   Workshop Overview: This three-day workshop offered participants a unique opportunity to learn about and shared ideas on action research in aging communities. Action research was a collaborative inquiry conducted with those affected…

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APRU Aging in the Asia-Pacific Workshop 2017 for Junior Gerontologists

November 9, 2017 - November 11, 2017
The University of Tokyo Tokyo, Japan + Google Map

                The APRU Aging in the Asia-Pacific Workshop 2017 for Junior Gerontologists Action Research for Age-Friendly Community was held on November 9-11, 2017 at The University of Tokyo.   Workshop Overview: This three-day workshop offered participants a unique opportunity to learn about and shared ideas on action research in aging communities. Action research…

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2017 World Bosai Forum

November 25, 2017 - November 28, 2017

                In November 2017, the inaugural World Bosai Forum gathered experts from around the world to further the Sendai Framework. Requested by the UN, the Framework is part of Japan’s commitment to disaster risk reduction (DRR). The World Bosai Forum was held in Sendai, in the Tohoku region—a place with symbolic meaning. The…

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March 2018

APRU Provosts’ Forum 2018

March 11, 2018 - March 13, 2018
The University of Hong Kong
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Provosts’ Forum 2018

March 11, 2018 - March 13, 2018
The University of Hong Kong

APRU Provosts’ Forum 2018 – The Future of the University The 4th APRU Provosts’ Forum was by The University of Hong Kong on March 11 to 13, 2018. APRU PROVOSTS’ FORUM: UNIVERSITIES SHOULD PRESENT THEIR SOCIAL VALUE TO COMMUNITIES, DELEGATES SAID HONG KONG - Universities should give more thought on promoting and presenting social and economic value of their research to the public…

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April 2018

Workshop on Building Disaster Resistant Universities: Are you ready?

April 3, 2018 - April 5, 2018

              By: Tohoku University, 27 April 2018 The 2nd Workshop on Building Disaster Resistant Universities was held at Tohoku University's International Research Institute of Disaster Science (IRIDeS) from April 3-5. The biennial event, which is part of the Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU) Multi-Hazard Program, looks to help campuses develop strong leadership in…

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May 2018

Technology and Aging Workforce: Maximize the Gains from Longevity and Long Working Life

May 17, 2018 - May 18, 2018
Korea University Korea, Republic of + Google Map

            Korea University, Seoul, Korea 17-18 May 2018 Key Thematic Issues: Some Asian economies are aging at unprecedented speed. While there are other economies that remain young, no Asian economies will be safe from risk of growing old before becoming rich. Changes on the technology front are also rapid. New technologies such as robotics and…

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June 2018

Annual Presidents’ Meeting 2018

June 24, 2018 - June 26, 2018
National Taiwan University Taiwan + Google Map

                  22nd APRU Annual Presidents’ Meeting – Our Digital Future in a Divided World Themed “Our Digital Future in a Divided World”, the 22nd APRU Annual Presidents’ Meeting, held in Taipei from June 24 to 26, 2018, ended on a high note. Led by 27 presidents, over 100 delegates from 37 member universities were…

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July 2018

Undergraduate Leaders’ Program 2018

July 9, 2018 - July 19, 2018
The University of Sydney Australia

                    Please click here for the photo album of ULP 2018. Please click here for the program of ULP 2018. Report prepared by Office of Global Engagement, The University of Sydney From 9-19 July 2018, the University of Sydney had the pleasure of hosting 48 exceptional participants from 18 APRU member institutions for the APRU Undergraduate Leaders'…

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APRU x IRDeS Multi-Hazards Summer School 2018

July 24, 2018 - July 27, 2018

                  The 2018 APRU Multi-Hazards Summer School was held at Tohoku University's International Research Institute of Disaster Science (IRIDeS) from July 24 - 27, attracting some 30 participants from countries across the Pacific Rim. The annual event draws lessons from the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami, and provides a platform…

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August 2018

Beach Team

APRU Inaugural Sustainable Cities and Landscapes Design Field School

August 27, 2018 - September 9, 2018

Thirteen selected international students from APRU's member universities participated in a two-week design field school in Indonesia led by HKU faculty staff and local partners, from August 27 to September 9, prior to the commencement of 2018 APRU Sustainable Cities and Landscapes Conference. The school explored the uncertain landscape complexities, caused by urbanization, through examining a recent study that focused…

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AI4Every1 Workshop

August 31, 2018
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Hong Kong + Google Map

The 2nd meeting of the APRU-Google project, “AI for Everyone: Benefiting from and Building Trust in the Technology,” in collaboration with Keio University and HKUST Big Data Institute (BDI), was concluded on September 1 at HKUST. Co-chaired by AI-experts professors Jiro Kokuryo (Keio) and Toby Walsh (UNSW Sydney), the review of twelve AI-related working papers, focusing on technology awareness, access, governance,…

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September 2018

2018 APRU Sustainable Cities and Landscapes Conference

September 6, 2018 - September 9, 2018
The University of Hong Kong

                  The second APRU Sustainable Cities and Landscapes 2018 Conference, hosted by The University of Hong Kong (6-9 September 2018), provided a forum for more than 110 researchers, educators, students and practitioners, (representing 44 universities and government / NGO agencies around the Pacific Rim) to explore and develop new understandings and to…

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October 2018

Roundtable Series: A Dialogue with Dr. Mellissa Withers

October 8, 2018

                  The University of Hong Kong School of Public Health is going to host the Roundtable Series with Movers and Shakers in Global Health: A Dialogue with Dr. Mellissa Withers on 8 October 2018. Details of the roundtable are as follows: Speaker: Dr Mellissa Withers Associate Professor of Clinical Preventive Medicine, University…

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Vice Presidents for Research Meeting 2018

October 17, 2018 - October 19, 2018
University of California, San Diego, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla
La Jolla, CA 92093-0021 United States
+ Google Map

4th APRU Vice Presidents for Research Meeting Date: October 17-19, 2018 Host: UC San Diego Click here to view the meeting program and bio of speakers Click here to view the photo album. Click here to download the APRU Impact Report 2018. Themed “Solving Problems through Collaborative Research,” the 4th APRU Vice Presidents for Research Meeting was held on October 17-19, 2018 at…

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14th Multi-Hazards Symposium 2018

October 21, 2018 - October 24, 2018
The Australian National University Australia + Google Map
Free

            14th APRU Multi-Hazards Symposium October 21-24 at Australian National University, Australia Risk, Resilience and Reconstruction: Science and Governance for Effective Disaster Risk Reduction and Recovery in Australia and the Asia-Pacific The 14th APRU Multi-Hazards Symposium focused on how close association and collaboration between academia and governance on a local, national and regional level can address education,…

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APRU Global Health Conference 2018

October 28, 2018 - October 30, 2018

                  The Department of Social & Preventive Medicine from University of Malaya's Faculty of Medicine was delighted to have co-organized the 12th APRU Global Health Conference on October 28-30 with the Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU) Global Health Program. Themed “Planetary Health the Next Frontier,” the annual conference was held at the Research…

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Call for Participation: Our Ocean Youth Leadership Summit

October 29, 2018 - October 30, 2018

              Our Ocean, Our Legacy Youth Leadership Summit October 29-30, 2018 in Bali, Indonesia The youth summit is a parallel event to the 'Our Ocean' Conference 2018 co-hosted by the Indonesian Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries (MMAF), Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Indonesia and Sustainable Ocean Alliance. It will bring together high-level ocean leaders who will…

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December 2018

The 9th Annual Research Conference on Population Aging 2018

December 7, 2018 - December 8, 2018
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Hong Kong + Google Map

            "Dementia, Cognition, and Healthy and Productive Aging” The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology December 7-8, 2018, Hong Kong Hosted by the HKUST Institute for Emerging Market Studies, the 9th Annual Association of Pacific Rim Universities Research Conference on Population Aging took place at HKUST Jockey Club Institute for Advanced Studies/ Lo Ka Chung…

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February 2019

APRU Global Health Student Case Competition 2019

February 18, 2019 - May 10, 2019

                      The fourth annual APRU Global Health Case Competition has announced the 2019 finalists. This year's challenge is "Social Networking Intervention to Promote Physical Activity Among Young People in Urban Environments" In this challenge, teams are asked to develop a hypothetical intervention to increase physical activity rates among young people in…

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UN Habitat-UN ESCAP-APRU-NJU Sustainable Cities Forum

February 27, 2019 - February 28, 2019

                  Nanjing University hosted the UN Habitat-UN ESCAP-APRU-NJU Sustainable Cities Forum in partnership with APRU Sustainable Cities and Landscapes Hub, UN Habitat and UN ESCAP on Feb 27 –28. This two-day Forum invited sustainable cities scholars from across the Asia Pacific, bringing together experts from UN-Habitat and UN ESCAP with local and regional…

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March 2019

Cities and Refugees Global Student Design Competition

March 1, 2019 - August 10, 2019
UNSW Sydney Australia + Google Map

    Cities throughout history have been formed by influxes of people. One of the major challenges for this is the assimilation of forcibly displaced people into cities in ways which create healthy and equitable living places for all. Rapid Urbanisation Grand Challenge at UNSW Sydney, with Australian Red Cross, ARUP International Development, UNHCR, and the APRU Sustainable Cities and…

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HKUST and APRU release report, “Transformation of Work in Asia Pacific in the 21st Century” in series of dissemination events

March 11, 2019
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Hong Kong + Google Map

The APRU project report, “Transformation of Work in Asia Pacific in the 21st Century,” was released during a media launch at HKUST Business School Central on March 11, 2019. The project research findings would be widely disseminated in a series of five events to take place in various economies of the Asia Pacific. The report highlights challenges and opportunities of…

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Transformation of Work: APRU-Google Joint Project Dissemination Series (Manila)

March 20, 2019
Asian Institute of Management Philippines + Google Map

The Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR), a phenomenon that has emerged only recently, is already creating huge disruptions in the way we work and live. AI innovations, the Internet of Things, and machine learning are expected to improve both our productivity and quality of life. However, the emergence of new technologies tends to have both positive and negative impacts on the…

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April 2019

Transformation of Work: APRU-Google Joint Project Dissemination Series (Seoul)

April 12, 2019
Yonsei University Korea, Republic of + Google Map

Digital automation is one of the most profound changes that the world has been experiencing recently across sectors. It transforms the nature of work and relationship between humans and machines both in the private and public sectors. The transformation of work will unfold both lights and shades over the economy, society, and government. The Institute for Future Government of Yonsei University, in…

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Dangerous Questions: Why Academic Freedom Matters

April 15, 2019 - May 12, 2019

                  Scholars at Risk, together with our Academic Refuge project* partners, have created a free massive open online course (MOOC) on why academic freedom matters. The course begins 15 April on FutureLearn.  Register today! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sN22tHOV5sc Course Trailer WHAT IS THE COURSE ABOUT? Scholars and students around the world ask questions; questions about the…

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June 2019

The 3rd International Conference on Bioresources, Energy, Environment, and Materials Technology 2019 (BEEM2019)

June 12, 2019 - June 15, 2019

                  Sustainable development has called for efficient bioresource utilization, sustainable energy production, effective environmental remediation/management, and advanced material development. Researches and innovations are critical to satisfy these pressing needs. This proposed conference will offer a timely opportunity to stimulate new research activities in technological and managerial advancement. Eminent academic researchers, industrial practitioners,…

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Annual Presidents’ Meeting 2019

June 23, 2019 - June 25, 2019
Annual Presidents’ Meeting 2019, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
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                  Click here to view the APM 2019 highlight video prepared by UCLA International Institute. Article prepared by UCLA International Institute Pacific Rim universities and the challenges of migration and diversity Higher education leaders from across the Pacific Rim addressed migration, diversity and climate change at the 23rd APRU Annual Presidents' Meeting.…

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Multi-Hazard Data Science Workshop

June 26, 2019 - June 28, 2019
The University of California, Davis

                  The University of California, Davis is hosting a Multi-Hazard Data Science Workshop on June 26-28, 2019. In partnership with the APRU Multi-Hazards Program Hub, this workshop will explore current and future applications of new techniques in data science to the field of multi-hazards research and practice. Experts from multi-interdisciplinary fields such as social science, environmental…

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July 2019

APRU Undergraduate Leaders’ Program 2019

July 1, 2019 - July 12, 2019
University of Oregon, 1585 E 13th Ave. Eugene
Eugene, OR OR 97403 United States

                APRU Undergraduate Leaders’ Program (ULP) 2019 themed “Fresh Approaches to A Gordian Knot: Student Leaders Untangle Pacific Rim Environment, Health and Inequality Challenges” was concluded. Please visit the following links for reports on this event: Ground-breaking programme on 'global' problem-solving (July 13, 2019) Learning a 'human-centered' approach to problem-solving (July 22, 2019)…

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Transformation of Work: APRU-Google Joint Project Dissemination Series (Singapore)

July 11, 2019
National University of Singapore, 21 Lower Kent Ridge Rd
Singapore, 119077 Singapore
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This collaborative project is contributed by six APRU member universities and a partnering institute. In Singapore, experts from National University of Singapore contributed to the penultimate chapter which addresses the preparation for the future workforce in terms of reskilling, retraining and redeploying with the regards to the transformation of the education system. The overall project details policy recommendations regarding future employment in…

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APRU-IRIDeS Multi-Hazards Summer School 2019

July 22, 2019 - July 25, 2019
Tohoku University Japan + Google Map

Original Post by Tohoku University Tohoku University’s International Research Institute of Disaster Science (IRIDeS) once again hosted the APRU Multi-Hazards Summer School, from July 22 – 25, attracting some 60 participants from countries across the Pacific Rim. The annual event draws lessons from the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami, and provides a platform for participants to discuss various disaster…

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August 2019

The 3rd APRU Sustainable Cities and Landscapes Conference 2019

August 29, 2019 - September 1, 2019
UNSW Sydney Australia + Google Map

                  CONFERENCE  SUMMARY The third 2019 Association of Pacific Rim Universities – Sustainable Cities and Landscapes Conference was hosted by UNSW between August 29th and September 1st. The conference was organized by Professor Linda Corkery, Sara Padgett Kjaersgaard and Catherine Evans and supported by the UNSW International Affairs. The conference retained its…

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September 2019

Senior International Leaders’ Meeting 2019

September 18, 2019 - September 20, 2019
The University of British Columbia, 2329 West Mall Vancouver, BC Canada V6T 1Z4
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4 Canada

                Please visit SILM 2019 website for event details and registration.

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October 2019

The 10th APRU Population Aging Conference 2019

October 14, 2019
Keio University Japan + Google Map

Despite Typhoon Hagibis threatening over the horizon, the 10th APRU Population Aging Conference Hosted by Keio University at their Mita Campus in Tokyo on October 14, 2019, continued to persist. With over 100 participants from across the Asia-Pacific and beyond a lively discussion including leaders from the World Health Organization (WHO), Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT)…

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Vice Presidents for Research Meeting 2019

October 28, 2019 - October 30, 2019
Chulalongkorn University, 254 Phayathai Road, Pathumwan
Bangkok, 10330 Thailand

Thank you for joining the Vice Presidents for Research Meeting 2019. Please click here to visit the photo album. Report prepared by Chulalongkorn University.  

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The 15th APRU-IRIDeS Multi-Hazards Symposium 2019

October 29, 2019 - October 31, 2019
Tecnológico de Monterrey Mexico + Google Map

                  Building Resilience Through Disaster Risk Reduction, Response, Recovery & Reconstruction in the 2030 Agenda The APRU Multi-hazards Symposium 2019 focused on exploring the interrelationship between disasters and development at the local, national, and global levels as well as understanding how disaster risk reduction (DRR) can best be applied to the future sustainable development…

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November 2019

Sustainable Waste Management Conferences 2019

November 10, 2019 - December 13, 2019

IEEC & BWR 2019 Event Date: December 10-13, 2019 Location: BEXCO, Busan, Korea Conference Website: http://www.ieec2019.org Contact: ieec@bwr2019.org International Environmental Engineering Conference & International Conference on Biological Waste as Resource (BWR) aims to provide a platform for researchers, scientists, engineers and policymakers all over the world working in a variety of field of environment, water, and energy to share and exchange knowledge…

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APEC University Leaders’ Forum 2019

November 14, 2019
Santiago Chile + Google Map

Official APEC University Leaders' Forum event website Download the APEC University Leaders' Forum 2019 Program Booklet  President Sebastian Piñera, President of Chile and Chair of APEC Chile 2019, has announced the cancellation of APEC Leaders’ Week in November 2019. This includes the APEC CEO Summit. We regret to inform you that, in consultation with our APRU member and host of…

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APRU Global Health Conference 2019

November 17, 2019 - November 20, 2019
The University of Hong Kong

          Please find out the latest update about the conference on the website. For general enquiries, please contact the Conference Secretariat at enquiry@aprughc2019.org   IMPORTANT NOTICE: The APRU Global Health Conference in Hong Kong has been rescheduled to take place in 2021. The School of Public Health of The University of Hong Kong is aware of the concerns of some…

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The New York Times-APRU Asia-Pacific Student Case Competition

November 18, 2019
APRU, 3F, IAS Building
Clearwater Bay, Hong Kong

The New York Times and APRU Asia-Pacific Student Case Competition 2019 Global Health Registration, eligibility, and requirements at: https://www.apru-nytimeschallenge.com Download the booklet of Top 10 Case Submissions >> Students of The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Secure First Place in The New York Times – APRU Asia-Pacific Student Case Competition 2019 HONG KONG, November 18, 2019—Cherie Hiu Yu Leung (Life…

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Asia-Pacific Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship Ecosystems (postponed)

November 19, 2019 @ 4:22 am

Postponement Announcement In light of the recent social unrest in Hong Kong, the Organizing Committee of the Asia-Pacific Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship Ecosystems (APCIEE) would like to announce the postponement of the conference to a later date to be announced. For more information visit apciee2019.com or contact Florence Chan, APRU Office Manager, 3469-2056.   Background World-class research universities are the incubators…

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December 2019

Transformation of work: APRU-Google Joint Project Dissemination Series (Jakarta)

December 3, 2019
Centre for Strategic and International Studies Indonesia

Recent technological advances such as AI-driven innovation and machine learning require a new set of skills for future workforce.  As part of the year-end Employment Policy Forum (FKK), Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in collaboration with APRU held a forum on December 3, 2019, in Jakarta. The forum examined the different forces at play that shape the transformation…

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Conference on Engineering Sustainable Development 2019 co-hosted by AIChE-APRU

December 12, 2019 - December 13, 2019
Korea University Korea, Republic of + Google Map

                  The Conference on Engineering Sustainable Development is co-hosted by the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) and APRU. This is an inaugural event of the APRU Sustainable Waste Management Program that will take place on December 12-13, 2019 at Korea University. Engineers, scientists, and policymakers are invited to discuss technical and engineering challenges of…

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January 2020

APRU Plus: Addressing the Crisis

January 1, 2020 - December 31, 2020

More information on the official website at: APRUplus.org   The ongoing COVID-19 situation has provided us with a reminder that even in uncertain times, APRU is a diverse community of people who lead, create, inspire and learn—together. As a service to our members, we have prepared APRU Plus an online hub of information for all of us working virtually. This hub gives…

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APRU Virtual Student Exchange Program

January 1, 2020 - December 31, 2020

More information on the official website at: vse.apru.org   Universities have adopted technology into its teaching to enhance learning experience for students. Now, more than ever, digital technology is utilized to support international education. The Associate of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU), a network of 55 leading universities in the Americas, Asia and Australasia, brings to its students an exclusive opportunity…

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APRU Sustainable Waste Management Activities 2020

January 7, 2020 - December 18, 2020
Korea University Korea, Republic of + Google Map

Engineering Sustainable Development 2020 co-hosted by AIChE-APRU   Date: December 16-18, 2020 (GMT+9) Visit the website here. Co-hosted by AIChE and APRU Sustainable Waste Management Program, the Engineering Sustainable Development 2020 will bring engineers, scientists, and policymakers together to discuss technical and engineering challenges of addressing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Read…

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February 2020

The 3rd APRU-IRIDeS Campus Safety Workshop

February 12, 2020 - February 15, 2020
Tohoku University Japan + Google Map

Dates: February 12-15, 2020  Venue: International Research Institute of Disaster Science (IRIDeS), Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan  As the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 highlights the importance of both natural and man-made hazards, the Campus Safety Workshop 2020 will focus on a wider scope of disaster risk reduction especially the man-made hazards on chemical/industrial, nuclear and radiological, and transport. Understand…

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March 2020

APRU Sustainable Cities & Landscapes Virtual Ph.D. Symposium

March 16, 2020 - December 18, 2020
The University of Auckland New Zealand + Google Map

Due to the evolution of the COVID-19 globally and the uncertainties around international travels, the APRU Sustainable Cities & Landscapes Virtual Ph.D. Symposium was held on December 14-15 alongside the APRU SCL annual conference 2020. The Symposium is organized by Future Cities Research Hub of the School of Architecture and Planning at the University of Auckland. It will provide Ph.D. students…

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Provosts’ Forum 2020 (CANCELLED)

March 20, 2020 - March 21, 2020
Tsinghua University, Tsinghua University Haidian District
Beijing, 100084 China

                  Message from the APRU International Secretariat on Provosts’ Forum 2020 (February 5) In consultation with Tsinghua University and understanding the difficult situation presented by the current health emergency and policy responses around the world, the APRU Provosts’ Forum 2020 scheduled for March 20-21 in Beijing has been cancelled. We wish to…

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May 2020

APRU Global Health Working Group Webinar: Bioethics and COVID-19

May 20, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am

Date & Time May 19 at 5 pm (Los Angeles) / 7 pm (Mexico City & Quito) May 20 at 8 am (Hong Kong & Manila)/10 am (Sydney) Duration: 2 hours   Synopsis Bioethics is a key consideration during the COVID-19 crisis which touches on many areas affected by government and societal responses to this pandemic. By engaging hundreds of people from around…

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June 2020

APRU Global Health Student Poster Contest

June 1, 2020 - October 21, 2020

The APRU Global Health Poster Contest 2020 just released seven finalists from total 49 submissions across 15 economies and 26 universities . A prize of USD 500 will be awarded to the winners. The winning team of the undergraduate poster is from University of Santo Thomas. The winer of the graduate poster is from Fudan University. See the posters from the seven finalists here.…

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Virtual Annual Presidents’ Meeting 2020

June 23, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

  Visit here for the meeting photo album. Visit here for all presentation slides and the meeting program. Visit here to view the video on the Annual Presidents' Meeting 2021 to be hosted by Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Report on Virtual Annual Presidents' Meeting 2020 Universities have dealt swiftly with change, disruption By Yojana Sharma June 26, 2020 Originally published…

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ArcDR³ Forum Vol. 1: New Agendas for Regenerative Urbanism

June 27, 2020 @ 7:00 am - 11:00 am

  ArcDR³ Forum Vol.1: New Agendas for Regenerative Urbanism is the first ArcDR³ event in the series of research, symposia, and exhibitions organized by the Initiative. Under the umbrella of Grand Syllabus, proposed by ArcDR³ Initiative, 11 Participating Universities from the region with recurring risks of natural disasters, present local syllabi for the context-specific design studio in the 2020-2021 academic year. The event is organized as part…

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July 2020

APRU-IRIDeS Multi-Hazards Virtual Summer School 2020

July 15, 2020 - July 29, 2020
Tohoku University Japan + Google Map

The APRU-IRIDeS Multi-Hazards Virtual Summer School 2020 is organized by the APRU Multi-Hazards Program and the International Research Institute of Disaster Science at Tohoku University. The event aims to share the experiences and lessons learned from the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami (GEJET), learn from the experiences in disaster risk reduction (DRR) and risk management from various stakeholders, and understand the…

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August 2020

APRU Global Health Student Case Competition 2020

August 15, 2020 - October 21, 2020

The fifth APRU Global Health Student Case Competition gave students an opportunity to practice critical-thinking and problem-solving skills to help address a global health challenge- Improving elderly care in the Asia-Pacific. Teams of 4-6 students had about twelve weeks to prepare a 10-minute video in English, proposing a realistic, well designed, and innovative solution. The competition brought total 45 teams from 22 universities in…

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APRU Global Health Working Group Webinars: Teaching in Virtual Environments

August 28, 2020 - September 11, 2020

  The Teaching in Virtual Environments webinar series includes three interactive 90-minute sessions organized by the APRU Global Health Working Group on Education and Technology in collaboration with USC Institute on Inequalities in Global Health and University of Oregon. Participants will have the opportunity to develop and practice skills, as well as share experiences with other participants in virtual breakout sessions…

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September 2020

APRU Virtual Student Exchange Co-curricular Programs in 2020

September 1, 2020 - December 31, 2020

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to learn, experience and exchange with peers from around the world by joining activities under the APRU Virtual Student Exchange Program. Activities are offered by APRU member universities bringing students from across the network in 18 economies of the Pacific Rim. For the latest Co-curricular Programs of VSE, please visit https://vse.apru.org/co-curricular-programs/ Upcoming Programs in…

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APRU Virtual Student Exchange Program Launches Co-Curricular Programs with Universidad San Francisco de Quito

September 4, 2020 - October 16, 2020

  The APRU Virtual Student Exchange (VSE) Program makes international education accessible by allowing students to take academic courses and participate in co-curricular programs without the need to leave home. Applications are now open for two activities to be hosted by Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ). Latitude Zero Talks: Explore Galápagos Islands Stories from around the World For enquiries, please contact opi@usfq.edu.ec…

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The APRU Multi-Hazards Webinar Series: A new approach for disaster risk management after COVID-19

September 30, 2020 - October 28, 2020

  The experience of the COVID 19 pandemic reminded us that disaster risks are not only natural, but also include different types of disasters such as biological, chemical, industrial etc. It is crucial to understand these various types of hazard risks and take proper preparedness measures to ensure effective response efforts. This webinar series consists of three sessions: 1) Understanding…

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Perspectives of COVID-19 Pandemics: Epidemiology, Prevention and Control

September 30, 2020

With collaboration with four APRU universities (University of California Los Angeles, University of Sydney, National University of Singapore, and Peking University), this Inaugural APRU Crisis Management Webinar, led by UCLA Fielding School of Public Health will focus on the Perspectives of Covid-19 Pandemic: Epidemiology, Prevention and Control in Pacific Rim Region. China, Singapore, Australia and United States have different pattern…

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October 2020

Senior International Leaders’ Week 2020

October 6, 2020 - October 9, 2020

  Every year, APRU Senior International Leaders convene to discuss the issues facing their societies and the Asia-Pacific region and to review and plan our international strategy as a network. ​This year the Senior International Leaders’ Week themed "Acting Together in the New Abnormal" will be held virtually from October 6 to 9, 2020. ​This event will span over four days. Interest group…

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APRU Global Health Conference 2020

October 19, 2020 @ 12:00 am - October 21, 2020 @ 11:59 pm
Fudan University China

The Global Health Conference 2020 will be held virtually from October 19 to 21, 2020   The APRU Global Health Conference is a significant occasion that brings together those dedicated to global health from across the globe. This year, the conference will focus on the theme, Universal Healthcare across the Life Course, and defines it in the global health practice,…

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UN ESCAP-APRU-Google AI for Social Good Summit

October 22, 2020 - November 26, 2020

  November is AI for Social Good Month. Join a series of investigative discussions, conversations, and policy briefings with leading AI thinkers and doers from Asia and beyond. More information on the summit website at: https://apru.org/aiforsocialgood/. View the recording of the previous sessions here. Artificial Intelligence (AI) demonstrates immense potential in bringing about economic and social benefits by revolutionizing areas such…

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Borregos Invitational eSports Tournament hosted by Tecnológico de Monterrey

October 27, 2020 - December 12, 2020
Tecnológico de Monterrey Mexico

Borregos Esports Invitational is the first international university tournament organized by Tecnológico de Monterrey, which includes the 56  leading research universities of APRU representing 18 economies of the Pacific Rim known worldwide for academic research and excellence.  In this competition, Clash Royale will be played in its competitive mode (3 vs 3), taking place from December 10-12 (UTC -6 hours).…

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November 2020

APEC University Leaders’ Forum 2020

November 9, 2020
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Canceled Due to the uncertainties surrounding the global COVID-19 public health crisis and pandemic, APRU and the University of Malaya have made the difficult decision to cancel the APEC University Leaders’ Forum originally scheduled for 9 November 2020. Find more information on the official event website at https://www.apec-universityleaders.com. About the originally scheduled event: The APEC University Leaders’ Forum, organized by…

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APRU Global Health Working Group Webinars: Teaching in Virtual Environments (Part II)

November 12, 2020 - January 22, 2021

  Innovation in Online Learning Transitioning our courses online has provided opportunities for innovation.  Have you tried a new technology?  Created videos for a flipped classroom?  Discovered a new way to engage students in a difficult topic? Changed your content to respond to the realities of the pandemic?  In this session we will hear about online teaching innovations from APRU teaching…

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Esports Workshop: How to Run Engaging Events for Gaming Clubs

November 17, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Students across APRU are encouraged to attend this student-led workshop which shares the secret to initiating successful Esports programs at universities. They will explore questions such as: What does it take to host a game or tournament? What are the best practices for securing sponsorships? How do you create an experience that raises interest and commitment for the long term?…

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December 2020

Nature Forum: Plastics and Sustainability

December 1, 2020

 December 1, 2020  7:00-10:00 am (UK) | 4:00-7:00 pm (Korea) Plastic pollution is a pressing environmental and public health problem, related to the large quantities of single-use plastics, its persistence in the environment, and low rates of plastic recycling and regeneration. Plastic particles in the environment are projected to increase significantly in upcoming years, and products of their degradation —…

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Impact of Covid-19 on Women in Higher Education

December 2, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 10:15 am
APRU, 3F, IAS Building
Clearwater Bay, Hong Kong
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Los Angeles/Vancouver: December 1, 2020 at  5PM-6:15PM Hong Kong: December 2, 2020 at 9am-10:15am Sydney: December 2, 2020 at 12pm-1:15pm Time Zone Converter Revisit the webinar on YouTube Presentation Slides: Mehmani Bahar Prof. Mai-har Sham Prof. Kalindi Vora Reading Materials: Research: "No Tickets for Women in the COVID-19 Race? A Study on Manuscript Submissions and Reviews in 2347 Elsevier Journals…

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Collaborating in Crisis: Academic-Governmental Partnerships During COVID-19

December 10, 2020

  The knowledge created within universities and by academic experts can be used to inform policy and government-level decisions; at the same time, the practical experience of leaders and decision-makers can provide insights and case studies for researchers. The relationship between academic departments of Public Health and government has taken a particular significance in many countries during the COVID-19 crisis,…

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APRU MetaGame Conference 2020

December 12, 2020
APRU, 3F, IAS Building
Clearwater Bay, Hong Kong
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Please visit the official conference website for more information.    Revisit the MetaGame Conference at YouTube Revisit the Keynote Address at YouTube Revisit the Session 1 at YouTube Revisit the Session 2 at YouTube For photo album, please visit at Flickr page. Read MetaGame Conference press releases: APRU News AFP Associated Press Yahoo! Finance Hong Kong Economic Journal Hong Kong Economic…

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Sustainable Cities and Landscapes Conference 2020

December 14, 2020 - December 18, 2020
The University of Auckland New Zealand

Organized by the Future Cities Research Hub of the School of Architecture and Planning, APRU SCL brought together experts from around the region to exchange ideas and engage in activities during annual conferences focused on sustainable city-landscape interactions. The annual APRU SCL conference is an exciting opportunity for academics, practitioners, and public officials from different disciplines to collaborate on research…

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Engineering Sustainable Development 2020 co-hosted by AIChE-APRU

December 16, 2020 - December 18, 2020

Co-hosted by AIChE and APRU Sustainable Waste Management Program, the Engineering Sustainable Development 2020 brought engineers, scientists, and policymakers together to discuss technical and engineering challenges of addressing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Event date: December 16-18, 2020 (GMT+9) View the website here. Topics of this year’s conference include: Plastic waste/microplastics Electronic waste:…

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January 2021

APRU Sustainable Waste Management Virtual Winter School 2021

January 12 - February 23

The Sustainable Waste Management Winter School will be held online from January to February 2021 for three sessions.  January 12 & 26 and February 23  9 am- 12 pm (Korea time) Session topics Wastewater treatment and recycling (view the recording here) Plastics and sustainability (view the recording here) Biochar for sustainable development  (view the recording here) Program See a latest program here. Visit the…

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Solutions for COVID-19 Pandemic Control: Vaccines and Beyond

January 13

  January 2021 marks the first anniversary of the start of the COVID-19 global pandemic and the world is still struggling in containing the spread of the disease with ongoing surges of infection in many countries. In the previous two APRU Crisis Management Webinars, distinguished faculty members and guests discussed epidemiological and policy aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic. At this…

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February 2021

Questionnaire on Behavioural insights and perceived consequences of Coronavirus Disease 2019

February 1 - July 15

COVID-19 has caused widespread economic losses and stretched healthcare systems to the brink. Disruptions to the healthcare system have been seen around the world, affecting the prevention and treatment of a range of health problems, including non-communicable diseases (NCDs), which are the primary contributors to the global burden of disease. Insight into what drives behavior in the context of an…

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APRU Population Aging Aging Video Competition 2021

February 1 - April 8

The inaugural video competition on ‘Impact of pandemic Covid-19 on aging communities’ was held along with the APRU Population Aging Conference 2021. The top three winners were selected and received prizes. The videos have to be in English or add English subtitles. Team Knowledge Hub (1st place), Universitas Indonesia Title: The Hidden Covid-19 Crisis: Elderly Struggles to Seek Healthcare Services (video) Generation Connect…

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Solve Climate 2030 #MakeClimateaClass

February 2 - April 13

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eCMut6fvcVY APRU universities are joining the effort with higher education institutions and high schools across the planet to offer 100 events in 50 countries to join in critical discussions to our collective future, how an ambitious Green Recovery action can put us on the way to solving climate change by 2030. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SnccPHbOENU&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR1UXqXpomik6-nUbZMWll92A2VubHdDpD_RHb7mQ5dcAxbn5RmDfgy2AOI Climate-concerned university and high school faculty worldwide, and across…

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Leadership Through an Equity Lens

February 25 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Becoming a leader in an academic organization implies that a level of accomplishment has been achieved, and one is now entrusted with more responsibility. That responsibility often includes 1) adhering more closely to the organization's mission, 2) additional oversight of finances, 3) strategic planning for a unit's sustainability or growth, 4) meeting the needs of stakeholders (e.g., students), and 5)…

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March 2021

APRU Global Health Working Group Webinars: Teaching in Virtual Environments (Part III)

March 3 - April 27

  Innovation in Online Learning Transitioning our courses online has provided opportunities for innovation.  Have you tried a new technology?  Created videos for a flipped classroom?  Discovered a new way to engage students in a difficult topic? Changed your content to respond to the realities of the pandemic?  In this session we will hear about online teaching innovations from APRU teaching…

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ArcDR³ Forum Vol. 2: Learning from Tohoku

March 6 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

  The aims of ArcDR3 Forum Vol.2: "Learning from Tohoku" are to share experiences of the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami and the first 10 years of the recovery process in the Tohoku region of Japan. The forum creates a venue for the active exchange of information and discussion with ArcDR3 members from 11 participating universities in thePacific region…

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10 years after the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami: insights and perspectives based on science and experience

March 12 - March 19

  Approximately ten years ago, on March 11th, 2011, the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami (GEJET) struck the Tohoku region. The earthquake, of a magnitude of 9.0, and the subsequent tsunami claimed more than 20,000 deaths and missing persons. They destroyed countless houses, buildings, assets, and livelihoods. Tremendous recovery efforts have been made in the last ten years with…

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Collaboration in Crisis: The Impact of Covid-19 on Non-Communicable Diseases

March 18

This webinar will look at the impact of Covid-19 on common non-communicable diseases such as diabetes. It will provide an opportunity to compare experiences and discuss different approaches to NCD prevention and control in the time of Covid. The pandemic has highlighted the finely balanced relationship between communicable diseases and NCDs. Public health measures to deal with Covid-19 have been…

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April 2021

Yesports Apprenticeships Series 2021-2022

April 1 - April 30

APRU and Yesports are working together to cultivate an international network of student leaders engaged in a next-generation learning experiences that support them in growing healthy, vibrant e-sports communities and becoming the future leaders of the esports industry. Yesports is devoted to providing highly-motivated and talented students with an excellent educational experience in a culturally-diverse environment. Yesports want to create an eco-system for all…

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APRU Population Aging Conference 2021

April 7 - April 8
University of Indonesia Indonesia

The 11th APRU Aging Population Virtual Conference encouraged research on a number of broad themes that not only survived with diminished functions related to aging but new ways to help the elderly develop and overcome limitations and were associated with transitions that changed the view of aging from “survive” to “develop”. Hosted by the Faculty of Public Health, University of…

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APRU Global Health Mini Certificate Program in Health Research Ethics

April 9 - April 23

The APRU Global Health Mini Certificate Program in Health Research Ethics aims to give students and new researchers an opportunity to strengthen their capacities in ethics to conduct health research, as well as to provide guidance for faculty on how to conduct this training in an interactive virtual environment. On the two session classes, we had 6 world-renowned bioethicists as…

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2021 FourC Challenge 24Hour Design Charrette Contest

April 15 @ 8:00 am - May 7 @ 8:00 pm

Hosted by Shanghai Jiao Tong University FourC - Create Connect Communicate Collaborate The Challenge was initiated by Shanghai Jiao Tong Design School in 2020 under the condition of Covid-19 quarantine. With the theme of “ReConnect”, schools are encouraged to unite and interact in the form of 24 hours design charrette. More than 200 design students from 52 universities around the…

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International Exchanges Unbound: Developing Co-curricular Programmes to Support Virtual Mobility

April 16 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am

Date & Time: April 16, 2021 from 9AM - 10:30AM (HKT) Time Convertor Register Closed Join this interactive session to hear first-hand the lessons that universities have drawn from hosting co-curricular courses in the APRU Virtual Student Exchange program. APRU universities came together in August 2020 to launch the APRU Virtual Student Exchange Program, led by the Chinese University of…

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May 2021

APRU Teaching in Virtual Environments Webinar Series (Part IV)

May 5 - June 3

Innovation in Online Learning Transitioning our courses online has provided opportunities for innovation.  Have you tried a new technology?  Created videos for a flipped classroom?  Discovered a new way to engage students in a difficult topic? Changed your content to respond to the realities of the pandemic?  In this session we will hear about online teaching innovations from APRU teaching experts.  Using…

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Asia Pacific Forum on Global Health- Through and Beyond the Pandemic

May 10

The spread of COVID-19 has made the world full of challenges. Also, the pandemic is reshaping the way of education, research, learning and global engagement. With the ongoing pandemic, global health is on the spotlight more than ever. Especially, there is an urgent need for fresh thinking on how should higher medical education be better prepared for future medical challenges?…

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P4G Nature Forum: Climate Change and Biodiversity

May 18

There is ample evidence that climate change affects biodiversity. According to the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment, climate change is likely to become one of the most significant drivers of biodiversity loss by the end of the century. Climate change is already forcing biodiversity to adapt either through shifting habitat, changing life cycles, or the development of new physical traits. Biodiversity can…

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June 2021

Fireside Chat with Women Presidents and Vice Presidents

June 2 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Date & Time: June 1, 6pm-7pm PDT / June 2, 9am-10am HKT (Check your local time) Registration: By Invitation Only In this virtual event, women president and vice president speakers will provide participants of the APWiL Mentoring Program with an opportunity to hear from women in senior leadership positions within APRU member universities. Speakers will share their personal story from…

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[APRU Multi-Hazards Webinar Series] Strengthening Multi-Hazards Disaster Preparedness: Learning from US Experiences

June 25 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

The COVID-19 pandemic shed light on other hazard risks that we have not thought about before. In addition to natural hazards and pandemics, it is crucial to thoroughly assess and strengthen our current disaster preparedness plans and strategies to better prepare for future various hazards. This webinar aims to learn especially from the US experiences in the response and recovery…

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July 2021

YESPORTS x APRU: Esports Career Webinar Series

July 7 - July 21

Yesports, in partnership with APRU, is convening Esports leaders from related industries, higher education, legal institutions, regulation, and Esports associations to share their experiences and challenges in understanding and participating in the Esports ecosystem. These discussions will empower participants to make the most informed decision about participating in Esports and assist in exploring their career opportunities for the future. With…

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